This quick, one-pot version of fideos, a toasted pasta recipe served in Spain, gets a smoky flavor from delicious chorizo. If you can't find Spanish chorizo, pepperoni works well in its place. Serve with a green salad drizzled with sherry vinaigrette.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2013




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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add pasta pieces and cook, stirring, until toasted and browned in spots, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Add garlic and chorizo (or pepperoni) and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add tomatoes, water, wine and the toasted pasta; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, about 8 minutes. Stir in chickpeas and scallions and cook 1 minute more.

Nutrition Facts

472 calories; protein 15.7g; carbohydrates 61.1g; dietary fiber 11.3g; sugars 4.4g; fat 17.8g; saturated fat 3.8g; cholesterol 12.5mg; vitamin a iu 533.9IU; vitamin c 18.1mg; folate 97.5mcg; calcium 95.4mg; iron 3.9mg; magnesium 113mg; potassium 548.7mg; sodium 454.9mg; thiamin 0.9mg.

Reviews (7)

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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
Quick and Yummy I am forever trying to find healthy meals that both my husband and I will enjoy. He is strictly meat and potatoes so this was a stretch for him. He had seconds - so his taste buds have been expanded - yeah! Pros: Easy to make Simple Ingredients Tasty Read More
Rating: 5 stars
So easy to make and so delicious.I have been looking for a recipe so close to this one. I love the toasted pasta my mother use to make this dish when i was a child with toasted fideos ground beef fresh ground pepper garlic and cumin.This dish is so healthy too. I will make this dish over and over again. Thank you eatingwell. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Loved it! I made this recipe as is and I loved it!! The Chorizo added just the right amount of heat. I didn't even have to add salt. This will be a favorite. Pros: Easy and fun to make I never toasted pasta before. Cons: Nothing. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Bland This was an easy recipe but left me very disappointed when it came to flavor. Maybe I bought the wrong Chorizo but there was no kick. I added red pepper flakes to turn up the heat I may try a different chorizo or add a larger amount next time. Pros: Quick Simple Cons: Bland Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great quick meal My husband loved this recipe. I thought it was satisfying although something was missing maybe it could use a little more spice. It was very fast and easy though! Pros: super fast and easy to cook Cons: lacking a little in flavor Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Edible...but needs more flavor! Like a previous review we found this to be on the bland side. I knew I was pushing it making something with chickpeas as my family isn't a fan of them. That being said I ate it as is my husband loaded his with hot sauce my 10 year old picked out all the chickpeas and ate it and my 6 year old picked out all the chickpeas and tomatoes and then had her no thank you bites. I most likely won't make this again. Still on the hunt for new healthy recipes that my kids will eat! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Was good.. with some help I've never made fideos but the picture made it look pretty yummy so i had to give it a try. I think the recipe has good potential but the results were bland. I even used a good quality chicken broth instead of water and still found that it needed more seasoning. If you don't want to up your sodium intake by adding salt then maybe some red pepper flakes would be good if added while sauteing the garlic and chorizo. I will try that next time as well as doubling the green onions. Pros: Easy fast vegetarian Cons: bland Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Substitutions made it Amazing! I substituted 1/2 pound of Italian hot sausage for the chorizo. My daughter doesn't like tomato pieces so I used crushed tomatoes instead. Browning the spaghetti was weird and pieces kept popping out of the pot when I tried to stir it. When this was cooking my daughter said It smells like a fancy restaurant in here! This was good a good sign as she is a picky eater. I added no additional salt or pepper and for the first time ever no one else did after they were served! Everyone raved about this dish and asked how soon would I make it again. Next time I will try hot Italian turkey sausage to make this a little healthier. Pros: Quick Easy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Oh this was good I made this with linguini because that's what I had and couldn't find Spanish chorizo so used pepperoni already slice for pizza. The only other thing I did different was add some smoked paprika because the recipe said chorizo has a smoky flavor. Everything else the same. The pepperoni crisped a bit in the first step which really added to the texture. The recipe was very fast and got five stars at my house. Pros: quick easy Read More